Identify and clearly explain the issue, question, or problem under critical consideration.

In this project, you will refresh your understanding of the research
process and the steps to plan a research strategy, an important element
of information literacy. In
this project, you’ll determine what information you need, develop a
search strategy to find that information, and evaluate it to determine
if it fits your needs. You’ll use the information wisely and ethically
to build your research paper.
Turn Research Into Compelling Graduate-Level Analysis
After reviewing the many sources available to you, you will choose
those that are relevant, timely, and helpful to your understanding of
the issues of your industry or field of study. This should enable you to
refine your search terms to find resources that will help you identify
the top trends in your industry. A trend could be something well-known
in the industry, a new development, or something you consider
unrecognized or disputed. It is recommended that you choose the
industry or subject area of your graduate program, so that your research
will prepare you for your program of study.
Your research will provide evidence for your conclusions about the
trends you choose, and your initial choices may change as you read more
deeply. Review resources in periodicals, journals, newspapers, industry
blogs, and other websites to choose the best references to inform your
choice of trends. Use industry-specific keywords and take notes on your
reading because you will be building on this research for the next phase
in which you will choose an issue of interest (it could be within one
of the three top trends or it could be new) and conduct deeper

Your work will be evaluated using the competencies listed below.
1.1: Organize document or presentation clearly in a manner that
promotes understanding and meets the requirements of the assignment.
1.2: Develop coherent paragraphs or points so that each is
internally unified and so that each functions as part of the whole
document or presentation.
1.3: Provide sufficient, correctly cited support that substantiates the writer’s ideas.
1.4: Tailor communications to the audience.
1.5: Use sentence structure appropriate to the task, message and audience.
1.6: Follow conventions of Standard Written English.
2.1: Identify and clearly explain the issue, question, or problem under critical consideration.
2.2: Locate and access sufficient information to investigate the issue or problem.
2.3: Evaluate the information in a logical and organized manner to determine its value and relevance to the problem.
2.4: Consider and analyze information in context to the issue or problem.
2.5: Develop well-reasoned ideas, conclusions or decisions, checking them against relevant criteria and benchmarks.